WPG welcomed a lot of new members in 2011! Just in case you missed them as they joined, here’s a quick review. We bet you’ll find some new favorites!
Andy Farkas works primarily with wood engraving and also some handset type. He has written and illustrated his own children’s stories, too. (Ask to see the beautiful hand-bound book we have in the gallery!). Andy is our only artist working regularly in wood engraving at this time.
Clare Winslow is a new local member, so you might see her sitting at the gallery if you come on a Sunday. Clare is creating mainly screenprintsShe has a tangential history with WPG, printing in the studio of Terry Svat and Pauline Jakobsberg and later taking classes with Michael Hagan, another of our screenprinters.
Dean Russell Thompson is a woodcut artist. We have woodcuts large and small of his infrastructure-inspired subject matter. Dean also runs Copperplate Press, which you can read more about at the link.
Edward McCluney recently had a mini-solo in the Press Room. If you didn’t see it, you can see samples of Ed’s linocuts and intaglio prints on his page, linked above. Ed’s work is in many collections, including MIT and Harvard University. We’ve also been told that one of his “Nine American Master’s” prints graces the walls of Samuel L. Jackson’s home.
Eric Robinson is a master of the varied edition. You can see the range of expression he gets from one matrix with subtle changes in color and treatment when you visit his artist page (linked above). Eric also uses wood engraving from time to time, for those interested in seeing more of that medium.
Heather McMordie is an emerging printmaker currently studying the art at the University of Pennsylvania. You may remember her print, “Still II” (pictured at Left) in 2011’s National Small Works exhibition.
Janet Yagoda Shagam’s prints look great on the screen, but we want everyone who can to come in and see them in person. The rich, velvety quality of her blacks can’t be beat. We are looking forward to seeing more of her work in a press room mini solo later this year.
Kiyomi Baird joined us after her National Small Works solo exhibition, which she won in 2011’s juried exhibition. If you liked her big prints, but didn’t have enough wall space for them–a common problem, in DC–come back to see the smaller works we have in the bins. They’re just as lovely.